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What if a husband wants to take his wifes name?

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If a husband wants to take his wifes name, he would have to physically change his name via a 'Change of Name Certificate'.

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What is the Declaration of Marriage at a Ceremony?

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This is when the Celebrant announces the couples to be husband and wife.

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Can I still use my maiden name after I am married?

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Yes, you can legally use either your maiden name or married name (depending on your requirements).

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Once we are married how long does it take to get a Permanent Partner Visa?

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It takes about 2 years to be eligible to apply for a Permanent Partner Visa.

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When can my children begin using my new married name?

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Your childrens names are legally the name that is printed on their birth certificates, however they can use your married name through association or usage.

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Can my partner and I legally hyphenate our names to create a new name?

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Yes, however you will need to complete a 'Change of Name Certificate 'to make your new name legal.

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When are the Vows taken during the Ceremony?

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In my ceremonies, the Vows are exchanged after 'The Asking'.

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Do I need to have a special permit if having a home ceremony?

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No, although you may want to check parking and noise restrictions in your local neighbourhood.

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Can you perform our ceremony on a Pier?

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Yes, although you may want to consider the wind factors (and weather).

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Do I need to change my name after I am married?

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No. Women who are married under Australian Law automatically have ther name changed, because the Offical Marriage Certificate acts as a psuedo name change certificate.

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What is an Officiant?

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An Officiant is the alternative name for a Celebrant.

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What is the difference between Nullity and Divorce?

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Nullity relates to marriages that are not considered legal (despite a ceremony having taken place), whereas Divorce (dissolution) relates to marriages that are legal (but have broken down due to various circumstances).

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What does it mean to use a name by Association?

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Using a name by association simply means you adopt a name by using it. Whilst it is not legal (ie; you can't use it to get a passport, social security or insurance), it is not illegal.

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What is the purpose of The Asking?

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The Asking is used to verify if the bride and groom are getting married because they want to (and not because they were forced or mislead).

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Can a Master of Ceremonies conduct funerals and naming days?

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Yes, however a Master of Ceremonies is not legally empowered to conduct Civil Marriage Ceremonies.

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Do I have to say my full legal name during the vows?

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Yes, however if you have a name that you are uncomfortable with, then it is possible to mention your name at some other stage during the ceremony (prior to the exchange of vows). Your full legal name must be mentioned at least once during the ceremony.

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Do I automatically become an Australian Citizen once I am married?

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No. If you want to become a permanent resident in Australia, you will need to apply for a permanent visa.

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If my name is misspelt on my birth certificate what do I write on the NOIM?

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You need to write your name (and parents names) exactly as it appears on your birth certificate, regardless of spelling mistakes or errors. The same applies to errors on your passport (if using a passport as proof of ID).

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Do I use my previous married name on the NOIM?

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You have a choice. You may use the name as stated on your Birth Certificate or Passport, or any previous married name. At some stage, you will need to provide evidence of your name via a Birth Certificate or Passport.

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Is it possible to have our wedding ceremony on a Melbourne tram?

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If you wanted to be married on a Melbourne tram, you would need to talk to Yarra Trams.

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We are wanting to get married amongst wine barrels can you help?

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Yes, as a Civil Celebrant I perform many weddings in wine sheds, cellars, and wineries, often amongst the wine barrels.

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We are wanting to get married at the Shrine of Rememberance in Melbourne, is this possible?

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No, the Shrine of Rememberance in Melbourne is strictly off limits as far as weddings are concerned.

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What is the alternative for Gay Couples who want to get married?

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An excellent alternative for gay couples is a Commitment Ceremony. This type of ceremony is exactly the same as a traditional marriage ceremony, without the legal paperwork.

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We want to have our wedding ceremony in Hastings, can you recommend anywhere?

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Yes, I suggest you have your ceremony at the Victoriana Function Centre.

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Do you meet with us if we want to book your Service?

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Yes, I meet with every couple (sometimes several times). I like to work as a team to create the ultimate wedding ceremony.

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